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03
Aug

Disease of Addiction

The disease of addiction was once spurred by the false notion that addicts and alcoholics suffered from a lack of will power. There are many circles today that still believe this to be fact, but over time much research has been done to prove the contrary. The first known American doctor to credit alcoholism as...
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24
Jul

Cycle of Addiction

In 21st century America, addiction appears to be the ‘diagnosis du jour’. Acceptance of addiction in our culture can be measured by popular opinion that reflects and/or assigns the diagnosis to anyone who over-indulges in food, exercise, shopping, gambling, traveling, internet activity, and so on and so on. In contrast, medical and behavioral health clinicians...
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21
Jul

Welcome to Valley Recovery Center of California – Fresno!

We are thrilled to be expanding our services to the Central Valley. In looking at substance abuse treatment throughout California, we discovered that most treatment is clustered in the northern and southern coastal areas. Fresno has not received nearly as much attention from the addiction treatment community and it is our desire to establish high...
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21
Jul

Acceptance of Drugs in Our Culture

In many ways, the United States is known as the land of excess. We make cheesy pizzas with hot dogs in the crust, we clamor for decadent iced coffees with the calorie content of an entire meal. We are consumed by excess of food, money, clothes, cars, and technology. And when it comes to drugs...
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14
Jul

How Easy is it to Get Addicted to Heroin

How easy is it to get addicted to heroin? I found myself searching this question on the Internet, hoping to find a definitive answer that would help me avoid the pitfall of addiction. I had experimented with other drugs and was curious to try heroin. I knew that it was addictive, but I figured I’d...
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03
Jul

How to Support a Recovering Addict

Sometimes it is a long road from the time a loved one needs help, and when they agree to get help. No matter if they get better or not, it is possible to have happiness and purpose in life. During my husband’s addiction, I did many things that enabled him to grow worse and worse...
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02
Jul

Addiction vs. Dependence

When considering the definition of addiction vs. dependence, past thinking made it fairly simple to differentiate between the two terms. Although addiction and dependence possess similar symptoms, the manifestations and associated behaviors differ significantly. Let’s Look at Past Definitions, Creating the Distinctions of the Two Suppose a person begins to use a substance that possesses...
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26
Jun

Benefits of Sober Living Programs

Recovery from alcohol and drug addiction is a process that begins with the addict’s willingness to take responsibility for the choices that have fueled his/her disease. The step by step journey to recovery deconstructs the addict’s distorted thinking and allows the addict to envision a life free of alcohol and drugs. Recovery entails surrender, acceptance,...
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19
Jun

Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms – Does My Client Need Detox?

Alcohol withdrawal is a serious medical condition that can be fatal, if not properly treated. The severity of alcohol withdrawal syndrome varies, depending upon the individual’s alcohol consumption and any other underlying medical conditions. Identifying alcohol withdrawal symptoms in an individual is important so that he or she can receive appropriate medical attention and recovery...
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